It doesn’t take much time to notice that whenever America faces a new threat, it is immediately elevated to the most loathsome and horrifying threat that we have ever faced. The media, and especially the fear mongers at Fox News, work feverishly to instill the deepest sense of doom imaginable. That’s why Iraq was was said to be hoarding weapons of mass destruction that they never had. It’s why we were frantically warned against letting the nonexistent smoking gun become a mushroom cloud.
Today the enemy is ISIS. And, make no mistake, they are not your average, friendly, cornershop terrorists. But neither are they superhuman demons from another world who wield magical powers that we cannot resist. Nevertheless, the media is determined to create an army of monsters who will shortly be on our doorsteps wagging their tongues and tails at our virgin daughters.
Jon Stewart illustrated (video below) the absurdity of this cartoon characterization of these villains with a segment that contained clips from numerous news programs (mostly Fox) whose anchors were dripping with hysteria. They uttered the most cringe-worthy dread they could muster including that ISIS is…
“The most feared terrorists in the world…never seen anything like this…this is Al Qaeda times two…ISIS is pure evil…ISIS is like a cancer…looks like they’re unstoppable………..”
Stewart’s response to this parade of panic was simple yet profound: “You know it is **** like this that makes you almost regret us destabilizing the region in the first place.”
Among the abominations awaiting us is the allegation that ISIS has amassed great wealth and that “they learned how to self finance.” Resident Fox News alarmist K.T. MacFarland told Greta Van Susteren that “They’re thought to have roughly two billion in assets and cash,” and that makes them “not only the best-equipped military,” but “it makes them the richest.” MacFarland then declared that “Their goal is to bring the fight to America.”
For the record, there have been many abhorrent adversaries that America has had the misfortune to encounter. Among them the Nazis with their Final Solution, the Japanese and their Kamikazes, and our own national brothers in a civil war that is still the bloodiest conflict per capita in our history. And lest we forget the terrorist contenders that ISIS seems to have superseded, Al Qaeda. They were not exactly novices at the terror game. And even though Fox News, and other conservative Chicken Littles, have crowned ISIS the new leader in brutality and wealth with their two billion dollar nest egg, Osama Bin Laden had even more, courtesy of America’s Super Patriot, Ronald Reagan.
“In the 1980s, bin Laden left his comfortable Saudi home for Afghanistan to participate in the Afghan jihad, or holy war, against the invading forces of the Soviet Union — a cause that, ironically, the United States funded, pouring $3 billion into the Afghan resistance via the CIA.”
None of the above is meant to trivialize the very real dangers posed by ISIS, but it is important to remember that, despite their inhumane activities, they are as human as everyone else. They are not omnipotent, and they do not have capabilities greater than we have faced before. We defeated the Nazis who had the the strength and wealth of a nation behind them. They were also brutal and unbelievably savage, but they succumbed.
The United States, in concert with our allies, can defeat ISIS, and we can do it with our sanity in tact and without resorting to delusions of beastly foes from the depths of Hades. Of course for some of us, that will mean not watching any more Fox News, who spend half their time spinning ghastly fables, and the other half whining that our current leaders are inept and worse, are aligned with the enemy.
It takes a heap of anti-patriotic fervor to tell our enemies around the world that we are led by an incompetent whom they can easily outmaneuver. But that’s precisely what Republicans and right-wing media pundits are doing. Talk about emboldening the enemy.
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Because, this way, when Obama doesn’t solve the problem overnight, they can accuse him of being a Muslim sympathizer of whoever the enemy happens to be, which Fox was already convinced he was anyway since Obama wasn’t even born here and can’t possibly support the United States no matter what he does.
And of course, if Obama by some miracle does manage to solve the problem overnight, they can accuse him of interfering in the affairs of other nations, and of course, condemn him because he didn’t personally bomb them into oblivion.
And either way, Obama is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors (that the FoxPods won’t bother to actually name) and the FoxPods demand his impeachment. Again. The FoxPods do love it when a plan comes together, don’t they?
Chaos Headquarters is in New York” The Fox Building reeks with Evil Screaming for Government Demise?
The headline is somewhat incorrect. I believe Fox News has come out in support of Vladamir Putin.
Except, of course, when Putin does something the FoxPods don’t like — like, willingly cooperating with President Obama.
Resident Fox News alarmist K.T. MacFarland told Greta Van Susteren that “They’re thought to have roughly two billion in assets and cash,” and that makes them “not only the best-equipped military,” but “it makes them the richest.” The US has a military budget of $620 Billion. I see they are using that new math at FAUX
No matter what the incident, event, if it involves Obama, they will find something negative to say. As for ISIS. its the same thing with the flux of illegals, the airline down in Ukraine. Its anything, they turn into a threat on the US, and that Obama doesn’t care, because he is trying to destroy the America we know and love. They are sooooo full of it. They incite fear, discord and hate, and they do it on a regular basis. They never let up. All of them on FOX have only one duty, and that is to discredit our President and any cost. The more they broadcast, the more ISIS and Putin are going to try and force our hand into a war. And don’t these people know, that you need Congress approval to declare a war.
Republicans follow 1 rule,
Rule by Fear! Get them Scared,
Keep ’em Scared! Tell them
the next attack “could come in the form
of a Mushroom Cloud!”
Convince them that only YOU can
keep them safe!! Last nite on Hannity,
Cheney promised the next “attack” will
claim “Hundreds of Thousands of Lives!”
Meanwhile, in the REAL WORLD, the
last Terrorist Attack on American soil,
Came on THEIR Watch!!!!
It didnt just happen on their watch.. The neocons were the ones responsible for it.. all it was, was one big fat falsefelag so all America would all be in fear
It didnt just happen on their watch.. The neocons were the ones responsible for it.. all it was, was one big fat false flag so all America would be in fear
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